2007 is off and running and it has already been monumentally productive even in these early weeks. Productive sometimes equals frantic, which is not always healthy in some regards, but hopefully it will be result in positive reward.
And yet, somehow in the midst of this frantic-paced productivity, everyday when I glance down at my lengthy list of “to-do”s (all scribbled and scrawled, starred and crossed-off) one thing remains
unchecked: Write Blog Post
Today is that day: the day that I finally get to check that off my list!
So HAPPY NEW YEAR it is!
Out with the old and in with the new…well, actually not so much!
Truth be told, I’m really not much of an “out with the old” kind of gal. I'm all about *old*. I love *old*.
Glorious old oak trees
Shimmering old brocades
Worn-in old blue jeans
Shabby old fainting couches
Dainty old teacups
Elegant swirly old wrought iron
Crackly old barn doors
Overgrown old gardens
Ancient old scriptures
Bellowing old pipe organs
Creaky old stair-steps
Nostalgic old movies
Cherished old friends
& of course
Growing older and wiser alongside my husband!
But, hey, it’s not that I don’t love the “in with the new” part too! Afterall, who could resist….
Innocent new babies
Shiny new high heels
Brilliant new ideas
Furry new puppies
Unfurled new rosebuds
Clever new technology
Bright new guitar strings
Pristine new linens
Unheard new music
Unaired new episodes of Boston Legal, Greys, and Top Chef
& most of all
Glistening new hope, bright and full of fresh promise
There’s certainly much in the new category going on at our house and in the studio:
My little *cutie-pie*, Victoria, decided she wanted to get involved in her first-ever team sport. What did she choose? RUGBY! Yes, the *full-contact* TACKLE sport. I admire my dainty, fine-boned daughter’s grit and determination. So what’s new in my house?
Mouth guards, cleats and Gator Green!
My towering teen, Ian, is also doing an after-school sport for the first time: BASKETBALL. Now the NBA is one of Ian’s longstanding areas of perseveration and savant, so it is really exciting to see him use that as a platform for increasing physical strength, coordination, and social connection! All awesome things for a kid with AS. So what’s new in my house? Let’s just say some stinkier articles to add to my laundry pile!
Oh! And Miss Tori also auditioned last week and was notified this week of her acceptance into the school district wide Honor Choir. (Yes, this the same girl who is scrumming and rucking, and risking life and limb; what a walking contradiction this fascinating young lady is!)
As for the studio, so much sparkling newness I can barely innumerate it. New art, new mediums, new products, new book and more all in store for 2007. I’ll indulge you some sneek peeks of this newness in my next post, but for now:
May you year be rich and rewarding and let’s just say:
“In with the old and in with the new”, shall we?